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How Costa Rica’s first international airport became its biggest urban park
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How Costa Rica’s first international airport became its biggest urban park

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 28, 2019

Before it became Costa Rica's international airport, La Sabana was a large pasture with a small forest and a recreational lake. The land had been donated in…

Equipment failures causing missed approaches, cancellations at Costa Rica’s busiest airport
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Costa Rica
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Equipment failures causing missed approaches, cancellations at Costa Rica’s busiest airport

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 17, 2019

Issues with the instrument landing system, coupled with the rainy season weather, have caused numerous missed approaches and flight cancellations at Costa Rica's busiest airport. Fourteen flights…

Low-cost carrier Wingo now flies between Costa Rica and Colombia
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Costa Rica
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Low-cost carrier Wingo now flies between Costa Rica and Colombia

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 4, 2019

Low-cost carrier Wingo now offers direct flights between Costa Rica and Colombia. The budget airline, which is part of the same parent company as Copa, on Tuesday…

These are the domestic airports in Costa Rica receiving upgrades
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These are the domestic airports in Costa Rica receiving upgrades

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 22, 2019

Until recently, many of Costa Rica's domestic airports were little more than airstrips carved into the forest.  But the government is investing up to $160 million through…

Costa Rica announces infrastructure works in effort to boost economy
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Costa Rica announces infrastructure works in effort to boost economy

The Tico Times - August 17, 2019

Costa Rica announced Friday a millionaire investment in airport infrastructure as a mechanism to boost the economy and generate jobs. The government, in partnership with the private…

One of world’s largest planes visits Costa Rica: Photos
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Costa Rica
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One of world’s largest planes visits Costa Rica: Photos

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 1, 2019

An Antonov An-124, among the world's largest planes, landed at Juan Santamaría International Airport in Costa Rica on Friday night. The Ukrainian cargo jet delivered a 30-ton…

Construction to begin on new terminal at Limón Airport
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Costa Rica
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Construction to begin on new terminal at Limón Airport

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 21, 2019

The airport in Limón will soon have a modern passenger terminal and is slated to receive several other upgrades as part of a nearly $3 million investment,…

For its 15th birthday, coffee/souvenir giant Britt Shops hopes to bank $150 million
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For its 15th birthday, coffee/souvenir giant Britt Shops hopes to bank $150 million

The Tico Times - May 6, 2016

What do you bring as a birthday present for a 15-year-old who is making nine figures and has 1,730 employees in 137 locations in 13 countries? You…

Air France to start direct flights between Paris and San José
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Air France to start direct flights between Paris and San José

The Tico Times - April 15, 2016

Air France announced new direct flights between Paris and San José on Thursday. Travelers can go from buenos días to bonjour twice a week on Boeing 777-300s starting…

Costa Rica airports increase security following Brussels blasts
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Costa Rica airports increase security following Brussels blasts

The Tico Times - March 22, 2016

Travelers should give themselves at least three hours to pass through security at Juan Santamaría International Airport on Tuesday and throughout the week after terrorist attacks in…

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